New build, no picture on startup help!!
hi everyone! im building a computer for my sister for work
i have all the parts and whe i start it up i dont get a picture
i built my first computer a while ago when AGP was the standard so im thinking i did somethign wrong with the PCI-E setup.
currently i have these components:
Case: Antec Sonata2
mobo: Sapphire PC-A9RD580Adv Xpress3200
Video: Sapphire X1800XT
CPU: AMD 64 3700+
Memory: 1 gig of Corsair CMX1024 3200c2Pro
Hard Drive 320gig western Digital SATA drive
DVD burner: Liteon SHM-165H6s
and a copy of win XP home
just random thoughts down here~
i did plug in the PCI-E power connecter to the video card
on the top of the motherbord (in the book) theres a PWR1-12V Power connector which it is labled in the book.
its a 8 slot power connecter but theres nothing like that on my power supply to plug into there
i'm really not sure what is wrong, any help would be great, thanks!
if anyone has AIM and would like to help me trouble shoot over that(2 computers), that would be great
my AIM name is ChickMagnet753 =)